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Tuesday April 18 Theresa May, British prime minister, announces a snap general election on June 8, 2017, as she seeks a direct mandate for her plan to deliver a smooth British exit from the EU. In March, she had ruled out an early election.

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Wednesday April 26 Mrs May (left) welcomes Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission president, to 10 Downing Street for a meeting. During dinner, Mr Juncker says that “ Brexit cannot be a success ”.

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Wednesday April 26 Jeremy Corbyn (second row, right), Labour leader, meets nurses, student nurses and midwives in London.

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Saturday April 29 A Ukip supporter (left) scuffles with a pro-Europe supporter ahead of a visit by Ukip leader Paul Nuttall to Hartlepool.

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Tuesday May 2 Mrs May during an election campaign stop in Mevagissey, Cornwall.

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Wednesday May 3 Protester Malcolm Baker (left), who voted to leave the EU, confronts Tim Farron, Liberal Democrat leader.

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Thursday May 4 Mr Corbyn with Anneliese Dodds, Labour candidate for Oxford East, and her children.

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Monday May 15 Cathy Mohan (left), a voter in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, questions Mrs May (second right) about disability benefit cuts.

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Tuesday May 16 The Conservative party “battle” bus.

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Tuesday May 16 Mrs May meets pupils at Nishkam Primary School in Birmingham.

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Wednesday May 17 Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson helps to campaign for Dumfries and Galloway candidate Alister Jack.

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Thursday May 18 Mr Corbyn greets supporters in Southall.

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Saturday May 20 Mr Nuttall’s pie and mash arrives in Elm Park, east London.

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Monday May 29 Mr Corbyn adjusts Jeremy Paxman’s tie during a live TV interview .

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Thursday June 1 Theresa May is photographed by Charlie Bibby for an interview with the Financial Times

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Friday June 2 Nicola Sturgeon (left), Scottish National party leader, and Mhairi Black, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

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Tuesday May 6 A Labour campaign rally in Birmingham

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Wednesday June 7 Mrs May visits Smithfield Market in the City of London on the final day of campaigning.

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